Ultraman
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Trail Summary
Length
1.2 km
Duration
0.75 hours
Region
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (0Star)

Lai Chi Wo holds the largest and the most primaeval Coastal Heritiera woods in Hong Kong. Coastal Heritiera represents the largest mangrove species in Hong Kong; its huge buttress roots extend crossly to enable them to tower on the soft mud at intertidal zone. The silvery white leaf bottoms reflect strong light to decrease the temperature of plants. Its nut-like fruit has a strong projecting almost winged keel along the outer edge, just looks like the eye of the Ultraman. The tissue of the fruit is filled with air spaces, it helps the fruit to float on sea water and disperse.

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 5-Heart)

Transportation Information

Take public transport to Wu Kau Tang bus terminus or Green Minibus terminus located at Chi Sum Road. Then walk from Wu Kau Tang to Lai Chi Wo for 2 hours; or take ferry to reach & leave Lai Chi Wo

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 275R (275R only runs on Sundays and public holidays)
Green Minibus routes - 20R

Ferry Service (Source: Transport Department)
- Ma Liu Shui to Lai Chi Wo (Depart at 09:00 on Sundays and public holidays only)
- Lai Chi Wo to Ma Liu Shui (Depart at 15:30 on Sundays and public holidays only)
- Sam Mun Tsai to Tai Shui Hang/Lai Chi Wo/Kat O/Ap Chau (Tuesdays and Thursdays only, except public holidays. Depart at 08:30 at Sam Mun Tsai, 09:00 at Tai Shui Hang, pass by Lai Chi Wo / Kat O, then depart at 12:45 at Ap Chau)
- Sha Tau Kok to Ap Chau (Depart at 08:30, 12:30, 14:45, 17:00) Note1
- Ap Chau to Sha Tau Kok (Upon Demand) Note1
- Sha Tau Kok to Lai Chi Wo/Ap Chau/Kat O (Depart at 10:00, 12:00, 15:00 at Sha Tau Kok). Note1, 2

Note1: Passengers must obtain the valid Sha Tau Kok Closed Area Permit before boarding at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.
Note2: Passengers should purchase return ticket together with a departure ticket while on board at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.

 

Tourism Closed Area Permit (Individual) could be applied through Online Application Platform of Hong Kong Police Force

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Route Map

The map below shows the location of the scenic spot.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.